Mailhero is a service which protects your e-mail address.

You can think of Mailhero as a super-human shield between you and the mails sent by evil spammers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does it work?

It's really quite simple. Mailhero receives all mail coming to all addresses @mailhero.io. If the mail alias used (the first part of the address, ie. alias.yourusername@mailhero.io) is active, then we forward it to your real address. If the alias has been inactivated by you, then we don't and the mail instead ends up in the great big bit-bucket in the sky.

Can I trust that Mailhero will still be up and running in a year or two?

I have been creating webapps like this for a long time and I always make sure to have really low infrastructure costs for any project. This ensures that I can keep sites running indefinitely. The most widespread site that I have been a part of launching is probably Shorl.com which has been up and running since 2001 even though it has had millions of users over the years (longer than, say, Gmail which was first launched as a closed beta in 2004).

Is Mailhero secure enough for my mail?

That is a sound question. Firstly, you should not trust any email service provider 100%. I would urge you to use PGP or similar software for sensitive data, and to only use a self-hosted mail server for important accounts. But, the purpose of Mailhero is rather the opposite: to ensure that unwanted mail does not reach you. Therefore, my suggestion is that you try out Mailhero for those cases were you aren't sure of the other parties intention. That way you will get a feeling for how the service works, how well it performs and, hopefully, how trustworthy it really is.

Who is behind Mailhero?

It was created by Josef Falk who has been creating sometimes useful and sometimes weird projects on the Internet as a hobby for a couple of decades now. He is one of the authors of Shorl.com mentioned above, Vinranka.com (A Swedish site which ranks wines based on the words in their descriptions), Scropple.com (a tool that let's you find the perfect word in Scrabble, Wordfeud, Betapet etc.), Upperct.com (a dynamic youtube video ranker) and others too small or silly to mention.

How do I Contact you?

You can reach Joe at mailhero.joe@mailhero.io, if you happen to have any questions what so ever.

Note: Mailhero has zero tolerance for spam and abuse. Please report all incidents as soon as possible to mailhero-spam.joe@mailhero.io


Mailhero Terms of Service

1. Terms

By accessing the web site at mailhero.io, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Mailhero's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Mailhero's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Mailhero at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Mailhero's web site are provided "as is". Mailhero makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Mailhero does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Mailhero or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Mailhero's Internet site, even if Mailhero or a Mailhero authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Mailhero's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Mailhero does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Mailhero may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Mailhero does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Mailhero has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Mailhero of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Mailhero may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Mailhero's web site shall be governed by the laws of Sweden without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us, and it is Mailhero's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. Mailhero may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Mailhero's sole discretion.